First Holy Communion

As Catholics we believe that Holy Communion is not just a “wafer” or a piece of bread but the true body, medicine blood, view soul and divinity of Our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore the act of receiving Holy Communion is something sacred and to be carried out with great reverence.

When they reach the “age of reason”, visit web Catholic children should prepare to receive their first Holy Communion. The first Holy Communion programme in the parish runs from January to May for children in Year 3 at school. Notices are given at Mass and in the parish newsletter in November and December, and forms are made available at the back of the Church for you to register your child for the programme.

If you miss all of these notices, it is an indication that you should begin to practise the Catholic faith, together with your child, (including Sunday Mass each week) to ensure that your child is properly disposed to begin preparing for first Holy Communion.